Chemistry Faculty


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Anna Fedor, Ph.D.
Chairperson of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department & Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 570-674-6769

Specialty: Physical Chemistry

B.S. Chemistry Penn State University
PhD. Chemistry Syracuse University

Chemical Principles I and II, Chemical Principles Lab I and II, Chemistry in Context, Physical Chemistry I and II, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, and Senior Seminar.

Research: Computational Chemistry

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Xuegang Jia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: (570)674-8165

Specialty: Analytical Chemistry

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Frank Yepez Castillo, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Phone: (570) 674-6377

Specialty: Organic Chemistry

Teaches: Organic Chemistry and Junior Seminar

BS in Materials Engineering, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas Venezuela
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Research Focus: Chemical Education

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Charles Saladino, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Phone: (570) 674-8017

Specialty: Biochemistry

Teaches: Introductory Biochemistry, Advanced Biochemistry and Lab and Chem. 104

Ph.D. Iowa State Univeristy

Research: Vascular Disease metabolism Free Radicals/Antioxidants

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Nicola Edwards, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: 570.674.6340

Specialty: Inorganic Chemistry

Education: Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Texas at Austin Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles B.A.: Rice University (Chemistry)

CHM 133 and 134: Chemical Principles I and II
CHM 733 and 734: Chemical Principles Lab I and II
CHM 704: General Chemistry Lab
CHM 401: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHM 744: Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHM 460: Research in Chemistry

Research Interests:
Development of sensors for anions, cations and endocrine-disrupting compounds.
Development of small molecules which act as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for various diseases